What is your favorite genre of games?
TheMarcV last edited by
They have chanced over the years but I've always enjoyed Beat'em ups, Fighting games, RPGs and Twin stick/third person/first person shooters. Mainly though, I find a strong narrative is the biggest driving force for me to complete a game. Couple that with a decent finishing time (i.e. the game isnt 100+ hours long) and one of the above mentioned genre and there's a good chance ill actually complete your game.
Guest last edited by
Definitely RPGs. Like Skyrim, dark souls, prince of persia, dragon age...
I put most emphasis on story and lore and how it is presented.
I also really like open world games. Give me a giant space to mess around and I will be happy for many hours.
Tankallex last edited by
RPG's are definitely my favorite. When I was younger, it was primarily JRPG's, but when I got a bit older, I started liking style of WRPG's a lot more.
Farsendor last edited by
I would say I pretty much like everything and all the genres feature games that I have played often. My least favorite will have to be puzzle games even with that i'll pretty much play anything.
michemagius last edited by
It really should be JRPG's since 90% of what I play is JRPG's, but it's really 3D Platformers. I'm really excited about what may be the new Renaissance of the genre with A Hat In Time and Yooka Laylee.
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Oscillator last edited by
There are many specific franchises I like within various genres, like Need For Speed, Project Gotham Racing, and Burnout in arcade racer, The Elder Scrolls in western RPG, Zelda in action-adventure, and so on. But as for consistently liking an entire genre, only one meets that criteria for me:
Doom, Quake, Unreal, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark.
GoshGollyGee last edited by
I like games with a heavy focus on exploration. My favorite thing to do in games is just wander around to see what I can find. If the level design is non-linear or at least fairly open, the map is detailed and varied, and there are a lot of cool things to discover, then I am 100% sold.
Tristan last edited by
Stealth is my favorite genre. Started all the way back in MGS1, my first real game that I beat. MGS is my favorite series, also love Splinter Cell (even if there are some stinkers), and playing Deus Ex: HR as a stealth game feels like the right way to do it. Payday 2 has awesome stealth, and is even coop so I can rage at my non-stealthy friends. Love me some Hitman as well. There's just something satisfying about a clean kill or infiltrating a base undetected.
Paper Lion last edited by
Video games. ;D
Smartzke last edited by
I generally prefer the narrative driven style of games as well, like Life Is Strange, but besides that, typically action or platformers. Uncharted and the new Tomb Raider series are some of my favorites.
DigitalNoodle last edited by DigitalNoodle
My favorite genre is RPG with turn based combat like Bravely Default or Wasteland 2.
Sheria last edited by
The Adventure genre is my favourite, specifically the Point & Clicky kind :3
Churchy last edited by
Horror, platformers and adventure games with strong narrative threads running through.
Ellis last edited by
I prefer strategy games, or more specifically turn based. i like games that require you to think carefully about your next action, but slow and patient games. Also keen on rpg. Which is why divinity original sin is an awesome game. Xcom 1 and 2. Final fantasy. Lost odyssey. I can sink hours into those games while button mashing fighting games can bore me after a while.
Sieghardt last edited by
Strategy RPGs and adventure RPGs
A7X458 last edited by
Open worlds games was and still my favorite genre, games like SOTC and Skyrim that you can put 10 hours in without getting bored, and less towers = more fun.
Light last edited by
I'm torn between games like The Elder Scrolls, Mass Effect, The Last of Us, and Metal Gear Solid 3. They all have a lot of elements that I enjoy but none of them are easy to define as one genre. Story is definitely really important to me though.
TheDrZoidberg last edited by
I used to be really into western, open-world RPGs, and I still am to a degree, but nowadays I feel like the genre is becoming oversimplified and most big AAA RPGs resemble action games with stats tacked onto them. I know I'm in the minority, but I was really disappointed by Fallout 4 and I wanted so badly to love that game. I beat the main quest and kept coming back until I finally admitted to myself that I wasn't having fun.
Lately I've been playing more strategic, turn-based RPGs like Divinity: Original Sin. I've also been delving into JRPGs more and have really enjoyed SMT IV and Bravely Default.
matteroffact last edited by
To be very specific, I like metroidvania-style games. I'll give every one a chance.